Polman observed the ‘crisis caravan’ of aid organizations in post-war situations. In the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide millions of people fled to neighbouring DR Congo. “The entire extremist Hutu government and army settled in those refugee camps … A lot of money went into the Hutu extremist movement who used it to gain strength and continue their genocidal struggle”.
Why are they not dancing in the streets on the news today that extreme poverty has fallen below 10% of the world’s population for the first time ever.
The only possible explanation is these principled activists for the cause of the poor and oppressed not celebrating the latest achievements of capitalism and freedom is they have been kidnapped by nefarious forces.
We pray for their safe return so they can join the celebrations of The Great Fact and The Great Escape.
The role of the spread of capitalism and globalisation in massively reducing extreme poverty just gets a mention, begrudgingly, but it’s better than nothing From a newspaper of record of the Left over Left.
The biggest success of our time: Child mortality is decreasing rapidly. Everywhere!